Bashundhara Group, a leading business conglomerate of the country, stood by the family members of the victims who died in the recent tornado in Brahmanbaria district.
Each of the tornado-affected families of Akhaura, Bijaynagar and sadar upazila of the district has been given Tk 50,000 in cash and five bundles of corrugated iron sheets.
Bashundhara Group Chairman’s Chief Advisor Mahbub Morshed Hasan handed over cash money and corrugated iron sheets to each of 36 families at Bashudevpur union parishad office under sadar upazila.
Maynal Hossain Chowdhury, Bashundhara Group’s adviser (treasure) and publisher of three daily newspapers-daily sun, Daily Kaler Kantha and Bangladesh Protidin- of East West Media Group, was also present on the occasion. Bashudevpur UP chairman Nesar Uddin chaired the programme.
Brahmanbaria deputy commissioner Nur Mohammad Mazumder, police super Moniruzzaman, executive magistrate Zahirul Haque and Khairul Alam Sumon, upazila project implemetation officer Mizanur Rahman, Awami League district unit joint general secretary Taj Md. Yasin, district press club president Syed Mizanur Reza and general secretary Riaz Uddin Jami and advocate Mofak Khairul Islam were also present.
On March 22, a devastating cyclone hit Akhaura, Bijaynagar and Sadar upazila of the district, killing 36 people and injuring over 500 others. The tornado also damaged property, residential houses and other establishments.
As part of its continuous philanthropist and social welfare programmes,
Bashundhara Group has come forward to stand by the tornado-affected people.
Speaking at the programme, Mahbub Morshed Hasan said, “Bashundhara Group is carrying out social service alongside its business activities.
Maynal Hossain Chowdhury said, “Bashundhara Group chairman extended his helping hand to the tornado victims on information from newspapers.
DC Nur Mohammad Mazumder said Bashundhara Group is continuing their social welfare activities apart from contributing a lot to the national economy.
Police Super Moniruzzaman congratulated Bashundhara Group for contributing to the cyclone-affected people.
Rezia Begum of Zarultala village of sadar upazila, who lost her mother, a minor daughter and husband of her elder daughter, prayed for Bashundhara Group for the humanitarian aid.
Just after the cyclone, Bashundhara Group also provided humanitarian aid to the cyclone-affected families of the district.